BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Presented by Molson Coors

For the month of February, Milwaukee Film will dedicate its new programming to films and events that celebrate, honor, and elevate Black culture and traditions. Engage with 30 films by Black filmmakers and a dozen events that inspire conversation, celebration, and community.

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MAYOR


Mayor follows Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office, and poses the question: How do you run a city when you don’t have a country?

TAKE OFFICE

MY LITTLE SISTER


Lisa, once a brilliant playwright, lives in Switzerland. But her heart remains in Berlin with her twin brother, Sven, a theater actor with an aggressive type of leukemia.

GIVE YOURSELF A LITTLE TREAT

CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN

Take a deep dive into the life of the tortured Irish vocalist, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the Pogues, who famously combined traditional Irish music with the visceral energy of punk rock.

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THE REASON I JUMP

BEST OF FEST

Director Jerry Rothwell takes the viewer inside the experience of autism spectrum disorder, using all the cinematic tools available to create a graceful sensory experience of neurodiverse life. WISCONSIN ONLY

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THE REASON I JUMP - WITH AUDIO DESCRIPTION

BEST OF FEST

Director Jerry Rothwell takes the viewer inside the experience of autism spectrum disorder, using all the cinematic tools available to create a graceful sensory experience of neurodiverse life. This version of the film plays with audio description. WISCONSIN ONLY

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THE WEASELS' TALE

The coexistence of a group of four long-time friends, including a used-to-be-famous actress, her now disabled husband and an actor as well, who she eclipsed, and the sharp-tongued screenwriter and director of her greatest hits, is menaced by a young couple who, feigning to be lost, slowly insinuate themselves into their lives. It’s Sunset Boulevard meets The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, with a Latin twist.

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ANOTHER ROUND

Pull up a stool - Thomas Vinterberg's latest is a boozy comedy with an incredible lead performance from Mads Mikkelsen.

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COLLECTIVE

Weeks after an explosive fire claims the lives of 27 people at Bucharest nightclub, a rising causality count leads intrepid reporters at the Sports Gazette to investigate.

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CITY HALL

Frederick Wiseman's documentary shows the efforts by Boston city government to provide services that touch almost every aspect of our lives, but which most of us take for granted.

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FANTASTIC FUNGI

Fantastic Fungi takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet.

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MY LITTLE SISTER

Lisa, once a brilliant playwright who no longer writes, lives with her family in Switzerland. But her heart remains in Berlin with her twin brother, Sven, a theater actor with an aggressive type of leukemia.

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MAYOR

Mayor follows Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office, and poses the question: How do you run a city when you don’t have a country?

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COMING SOON

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

Our first-ever Women’s History Month program recognizes that women still face barriers in seeking opportunity and equity, both in the film industry and beyond. Throughout March, we will use our new film programming to celebrate the power of women filmmakers and the stories they create.

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FAQ

What is Sofa Cinema?

Sofa Cinema is a virtual theater created by Milwaukee Film while the Oriental Theatre remains closed due to the pandemic. Following the 2020 Milwaukee Film Festival, Sofa Cinema films are now offered through the same platform used during the Festival to make it easier for film fans to enjoy their movie from home!

How much are tickets?

Passes: Currently, Sofa Cinema passes are not available for purchase.

Tickets: Sofa Cinema ticket prices may vary based on the requirements of film distributors. Whenever possible, our standard price is $5 for Milwaukee Film Members / $8 for non-members.

Streaming tickets offer the opportunity to view a single film within a 48-hour window.

Please note: There are no refunds for Sofa Cinema tickets.

Do MKE Film Member discounts apply to Sofa Cinema?

Whenever possible, we offer discounts to Milwaukee Film Members! Prices are listed in the film descriptions. Members should make sure they are logged into their account before purchasing so they can see any available discounts.

I'm having trouble streaming a particular title. Can you help?

Take a look at mkefilm.org/help for detailed streaming instructions. If you are still having trouble after checking out that page, please feel free to email us at help@mkefilm.org. We'll respond as soon as possible, but definitely within 24 hours.

 

Can I watch my movie on (insert streaming device here)?

You should be able to watch on the glowing screen of your choosing! Take a look at mkefilm.org/help for detailed streaming instructions.

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